The Santa Cruz Education Foundation extends its congratulations to the graduates of the class of 2008, their families and the educators who supported them along the way.

Valedictorians

Harbor High School: Tyler Naman, Hannah Feldman, Aleesha Spurr, Samuel Straus, Trevor Sughrue, Catlin Ulrich

Santa Cruz High School: Jon Hanson, Aaron Szasz, Olivia Shull, Olivia Waller, Michael Landry, Alayna Manor, Michal Ross

Soquel High School: Lila Carpenter, Scott Gaddard, Hannah Passafuime, Cara Blake

Scholarships

Students in Santa Cruz City Schools’ graduating class of 2008 have earned scholarships and grants worth more than $625,000.

Scholarships and grants ranging from $100 to $72,000 were awarded to 217 students by local businesses, trusts, non-profits and specific colleges and universities. Organizations granting awards include local chapters of Elks, Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, high school alumni associations and parent-teacher organizations Businesses include Granite Construction, Comcast, Bank of America, Play it Again Sports, Dominican Hospital. College awards include University of California Regents & Chancellors, University of Puget Sound, Lewis & Clark, University of San Diego and more.

Award amount by school:
• Santa Cruz High School, $225,000
• Soquel High School, $202,000
• Harbor, $124,000
• AFE, $73,000

College Acceptances

Graduates from Santa Cruz schools will attend challenging and prestigious colleges and universities, including

Stanford • Harvard • Harvey Mudd College • UC Berkeley • Swarthmore • UC San Diego • Georgetown University • University of Pennsylvania • UC Irvine • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo • University of Chicago • UC Davis • Oregon State • UCLA • Brown • UC Santa Cruz • UC Santa Barbara • UC Irvine • Reed • University of Washington • University of Oregon • University of the Pacific • San Diego State University • Santa Clara University • Humboldt State University • Colorado College • Wesleyan University • Boston University • San Francisco State University • Lewis & Clark College • Tufts University • Cornell • Northeastern Univsersity • Cabrillo Collge • Chico State University • Bard College • University of San Francisco • Syracuse University • UC Merced • Occidental College • University of Massachusetts Amherst • Univserity of Puget Sound • University of Vermont • Seattle University • Pomona College • Azusa-Pacific University • Willamette University • Portland State University • Ithaca College • Sacramento State University • Columbia • American University • Cal Poly Pomona • Arizona State University • California State University (all campuses) • Earlham College • California College of the Arts • Pitzer College • Colorado School of Mines • Hawaii Pacific • Italian University • University of Hawaii • Western Washington University • Linfield College • Santa Barbara City College • Mills College • Otis College of Art & Design • Parsons School of Design • Whitman College • University of Idaho • Redlands • University of the Pacific • Art Institute of Chicago • Southern Oregon University • California Lutheran University • University of San Diego • Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara • Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing
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Your community is proud of you – Congratulations graduates!